Oh so Melbourne: The Vertue of the Coffee Drink

Coffee cured salmon at Vertue of the Coffee Drink

Could there be a more Melbourne place than The Vertue of the Coffee Drink? Hidden away down an alleyway that you get to through a petrol station off Lygon Street this is one cafe that certainly can’t rely on passing foot traffic.  Once inside the door the cafe opens up into a cavernous light filled

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Succumbing to Freak Shakes at Naughty Boy


I finally succumbed. I caved and ordered one of those crazy milkshakes piled with sweet toppings known as freak shakes after seeing them plastered all over the interwebs for months now.   I can only compare my attitude to freak shakes to my adoption of emojis. Firstly I laughed at emojis and secretly pitied people

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New places to get your gelati fix: Pidapipo and Il Melograno

Gelati at Pidapipo

It seems like we are getting a late summer in Melbourne so it’s perfect timing for a post on a few of the best new gelati stores which have opened recently.  The thing I love about both Pidapipo in Carlton and Il Melograno in Northcote is they both serve their gelati up from covered stainless

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Piqueos for some Argentinian barbecue action

Dessert time at Piqueos

With Melbourne’s Winter closing in who wouldn’t want a quick trip to Argentina? Piqueos in North Carlton provides just that.  Meeting some girlfriends there on a chilly Saturday night for dinner the glow from the restaurant with its shiny copper tables and dangling filament light bulbs spilled out onto the street.  Inside the temperature was

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